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    Gov't: 23K workers affected by Gulf oil drill ban

    How do you like this... The Obama administration knew the oil drill ban would cost 23,000 jobs, but did it anyway...

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    Gov't: 23K workers affected by Gulf oil drill ban
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    WASHINGTON – A six-month ban on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico would directly put more than 9,000 people out of work and indirectly affect another 14,000 jobs, according to a memo from the nation's top drilling regulator.

    The federal document, which weighed the economic impact and alternatives to the ban, was sent to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on July 10 by Michael Bromwich.

    Salazar issued a moratorium in June, but it was struck down by a federal judge in New Orleans after oil and gas drilling interests said it wasn't justified following the Gulf oil spill.

    The Obama administration issued a new moratorium July 12 — two days after the memo — that stressed new evidence of safety concerns. The White House hopes the revised ban will pass muster with the courts.
    Gov't: 23K workers affected by Gulf oil drill ban - Yahoo! News

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    Re: Gov't: 23K workers affected by Gulf oil drill ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    How do you like this... The Obama administration knew the oil drill ban would cost 23,000 jobs, but did it anyway...

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    Gov't: 23K workers affected by Gulf oil drill ban - Yahoo! News
    That's a pretty narrow minded and stupid way to look at it -- you completely missed the point.

    And stopping the MMS from issuing new permits while the failure in the system is necessary. Had the oil industry not bought up influence so that they control the regulators, this never would have happened.

    I'm sorry for the workers, but had their bosses been men with character and integrity and not greedy scumbags, they'd sill have a job.

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    Re: Gov't: 23K workers affected by Gulf oil drill ban

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    I'm sorry for the workers, but had their bosses been men with character and integrity and not greedy scumbags, they'd sill have a job.
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    Re: Gov't: 23K workers affected by Gulf oil drill ban

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    That's a pretty narrow minded and stupid way to look at it -- you completely missed the point.
    No, I think I got the point just fine. We are in the middle of the worse recession in my lifetime, with unemployment hovering between 9% and 10%, and our president costs 23,000 more people their jobs playing partisan politics.

    I got the point just fine.

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    Re: Gov't: 23K workers affected by Gulf oil drill ban

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    That's a pretty narrow minded and stupid way to look at it -- you completely missed the point.

    And stopping the MMS from issuing new permits while the failure in the system is necessary. Had the oil industry not bought up influence so that they control the regulators, this never would have happened.

    I'm sorry for the workers, but had their bosses been men with character and integrity and not greedy scumbags, they'd sill have a job.
    So, tell us again, why did we bail out the UAW and the banks?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Gov't: 23K workers affected by Gulf oil drill ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    No, I think I got the point just fine. We are in the middle of the worse recession in my lifetime, with unemployment hovering between 9% and 10%, and our president costs 23,000 more people their jobs playing partisan politics.

    I got the point just fine.
    It's not partisan politics. I'd rather have 23K lose their jobs than have another oil spill.
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    Re: Gov't: 23K workers affected by Gulf oil drill ban

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    It's not partisan politics. I'd rather have 23K lose their jobs than have another oil spill.
    Tell to the folks that no longer have a job.

    So much for the compassionate Liberals looking out for the working folks. Whatta joke!
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    Re: Gov't: 23K workers affected by Gulf oil drill ban

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post

    I'm sorry for the workers, but had their bosses been men with character and integrity and not greedy scumbags, they'd sill have a job.
    Do tell. What bosses?
    Obama closed down rigs that did nothing wrong. They weren't even BP rigs.
    Who's goning to pay for these jobs lost?
    Do you think BP should be held accountable for something Obama did all by himself?

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    Re: Gov't: 23K workers affected by Gulf oil drill ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    It's not partisan politics. I'd rather have 23K lose their jobs than have another oil spill.
    Let's pretend you're going to lose your job because your president made a completely arbitrary decision to shut down your industry, then get back to us.

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    Re: Gov't: 23K workers affected by Gulf oil drill ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Do tell. What bosses?
    Obama closed down rigs that did nothing wrong. They weren't even BP rigs.
    Who's goning to pay for these jobs lost?
    Do you think BP should be held accountable for something Obama did all by himself?
    To add to that, most of the jobs that are going to be lost are from the service and support segment of the oil and gas industry. Their bosses didn't break any rules, but the Liberals seem to think it's ok to go ahead and kill their jobs.

    Why, even Obama is saying that there was minimal damage by the oil spill. Obviously, a spill in the GOM isn't as big of a disaster as we all first thought it might be.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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